Herbies, Bakers, magic circle do battle in Asia

It’s here: the Lawyer’s compendium on the Asia-Pacific legal market and one of the most comprehensive guides to the profession in the region ever produced. 

The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 reveals post-merger Herbert Smith Freehills as the region’s largest international firm by lawyer headcount. Baker & McKenzie has been knocked into second place, with Ashurst’s Blake Dawson tie-up propelling the UK firm up into third place.

The usual suspects are there: DLA Piper, Norton Rose and magic circle trio Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters are all up in the top 10 global outfits alongside Mayer Brown JSM and Jones Day.

The 100-page report includes closely-researched profiles of the top 100 local firms and top 50 international firms, including detailed analyses of the likes of Chinese businesses Yingke and Dacheng, Australians such as Allens and Minter Ellison and regional giants of the King & Wood Mallesons variety.

And with KWM and Freehills both having become merger targets for UK firms SJ Berwin and Herbert Smith respectively, this is, in part, the authoritative list of the Asia-Pacific firms that the Anglo-Saxons haven’t merged with yet.

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